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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

After weekend dust (mud) settles

Mother Nature did not let up on Woodbine on the weekend and seven more inner dirt races were cancelled, all of Sunday.
The temporary thoroughbred surface, the usual harness track, still has enough banking on the turns that rain slides down to the rail, taking the surface with it.
Incredibly, the track was intact for Saturday's racing and the track played generally fair, with inside runners having good footing.

Big efforts:

BARILKO stamped himself a leader in the 2-year-old colt ranks with an 88 Beyer Figure run in the Colin Stakes. The sizy son of first-year sire E Dubai led all the way through 5 furlongs and won by four lengths. Owned and trained by Dave Dwyer, Barilko is named for Bill Barilko, who scored the gamde-winning goal in the Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup win in 1967 (yes, that was the Leafs last Cup win)

ARE YOU SERIOUS proved those who said he was off form totally wrong as he scampered up the inside to win the Bold Venture Stakes over champion Judith's Wild Rush. Gardiner Farms bred the son of You and I who put up a 98 Beyer.

Sizzling hot Todd Kabel guided Bill Sorokolit's homebred SKY CONQUEROR to victory in the Grade 2 Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup, worth $700,000. The colt posted a career best 104 Beyer Figure but there were only 2 grass races that day (and two dirt races).


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